glycosphingolipid

noun

gly·​co·​sphin·​go·​lip·​id ˌglī-kō-ˌsfiŋ-gō-ˈlip-əd How to pronounce glycosphingolipid (audio)
: any of various lipids (as a cerebroside or a ganglioside) which are derivatives of ceramides, do not contain the phosphorus or the extra nitrogenous base of the sphingomyelins, and do contain a carbohydrate (as glucose), and some of which accumulate in disorders of lipid metabolism (as Tay-Sachs disease)

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“Glycosphingolipid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glycosphingolipid. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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